Beeston Boer War Memorial
Type Statue , War Memorial
A free standing, classically draped, female figure, carved in soft white marble or stone, set upon a white stone pedestal. The figure holds a laurel wreath to her chest in her left hand, and rests her right arm on a swagged plinth. She is stood upon a three-stepped plinth, above the pedestal's projecting cornice which has egg and dart moulding.
The front face of the pedestal dado carries a carved inset of trees growing over the main (much worn) inscription and entwining around the date of unveiling. The rear face has the same carved panel, but the inscription within it is completely worn away.
The whole memorial is rather dirty and grey with roughened and crumbling surfaces.
Incised on dado front of pedestal: THIS MEMORIAL / WAS ERECTED / BY PUBLIC / SUBSCRIPTION / TO THE / HONOURED MEMORY OF / BEESTON / SOLDIERS / WHO LOST THEIR / LIVES DURING / THE BOER CAMPAIGN / 1899-1902 / IN THE CAUSE OF AN / UNITED EMPIRE
Below, raised letters: 1903
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